Category Archives: RC Roman Catholicism

The Greater Excommunication

Food for thought for Protestants who continue to observe Catholic “holy” days:

Georges de La Tour 049It was during this century [the 1800s], that the “Greater Excommunication,” as it is called, was pronounced by the Pope, and the whole church, against all who should interfere with the clergy in the exercise of their temporal or spiritual rights. The curse was pronounced, by every parish priest, throughout the Papal world, four times a year,—-Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and All-Hallows day. The curse is in the following words, and is now repeated on the same days, by the Pope and all the priests and bishops of the Romish church, not publicly,—that they dare not do,—but in private. “Let them be accursed, eating and drinking, walking and sitting, speaking, and holding their peace, waking and sleeping, rowing and riding, laughing and weeping, in house and in field, in water and on land, in all places; cursed be their heads and their thoughts, their eyes and their ears, their tongues and their lips, their teeth and their throats, their shoulders and their breasts, their feet and their legs their thighs and their inward parts; let them remain accursed, from the sole of their foot to the crown of their heads; and just as this candle (the curser has a lighted candle in his hand, which he extinguishes) is deprived of us present light, so let them be deprived of their souls in hell.”

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Crusade Against the Albigenses

She Only Suspends It For The Moment

Errors of the Roman Catholic Church, or, Centuries of oppression, persecution and ruin (1899) (14779888675)This is the church, and her members are the men, whom you are countenancing amongst you. The Romish church never surrendered the right which she once claimed of destroying heretics. She only suspends it for the moment, until her strength and numbers shall enable her to enforce it. But there are some who will not believe this, especially when Catholic priests and bishops deny it. Many Protestants, who are natives of this country, and unacquainted with Roman Catholic doctrines, will not believe it. Many, even, of our Protestant clergymen will scarcely believe it; such is the craft and consummate falsehood of priests and bishops, that I have never met with one Protestant who entertained the most remote idea that keeping no faith with heretics, and persecuting them to death, formed any portion of the doctrine of the church of Rome.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

The Protestant Church Blesses All

Luther, Melanchthon, Pomeranus and Crucicer Wellcome V0048412

Others may say that Protestants, too, have been intolerant, and guilty of many cruelties, in the propagation of their religion. This is freely admitted: but there is this wide difference between the two religions. The Popish creed inculcates persecution and utter extermination of all who do not believe in its doctrines; while on the contrary, the creed of the latter has never, and does not now, inculcate any other doctrine, than Jesus Christ, and him crucified. In plain English, the Romish church curses all who differ from her; while the Protestant church blesses all, though they may be in error, and sincerely prays for their conversion. The spirit of the latter breathes nothing but love, joy, peace, and good will to mankind; that of the former, malice, hatred, ill will, and persecution.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

Religious Liberty is Merely Endured

Errors of the Roman Catholic Church, or, Centuries of oppression, persecution and ruin (1899) (14593174678)

While searching for an image for my last post, I came across this image and found the caption to be very illuminating.  Here is the caption [emphasis added]:

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Beast. No one will call Gladstone an enthusiast, or Bismarcka fool, or Thompson a knave. Yet these, and a host ofothers, are telling the world the danger there is from thissubtile, selfish, centralized power, which claims to be headof both Church and State. But I must close. I might detain you all the night, andthen only hint at the horrible outrages of the Papal Church,in which the life blood of 70,000,000 of human beings was PURGATORY, PENANCE AND PERSECUTION. 153 poured out. Is it any wonder her robes are scarlet\ Isit any wonder she is drunken with the blood of so manysaints ? Come out of her, O men and women of America,that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receivenot of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven,and God hath remembered her iniquities. Extract from Oath which each Bishop is required to take at his consecration: Heretics,schismatics, and rebels to our said lord, or his aforesaid successors, 1 will, to the utmost of mylower, oppose and persecute.
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o o O s-. o S-t cS O O Q 0> O oO The common School System of the United States is theworst in the world. Cardinal Manning. Religious liberty is merely endured until the opposite can be carried into effect, without peril to the Catholic Church. Bishop OConner. I would as soon administer the sacrament to dogs as toCatholics who send their children to the Public Schools, forthe Public Schools are the nurseries of vice, and are Godlessschools, and they who send their children to them cannot ex-pect the mercy of God. Priest Walker.(155) CHAPTER XI. THE BOMISII MASS, VIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE, REASON AND HISTORY. By REV. GEO. A. LOFTON, D.D. Bishop Ryan, in his lecture, asserted the motto: fc; Romeand Reason. The question of Rome or Reason, hedeclared, no longer existed. Rome appeals to Scripture,Reason and History. To this dread tribunal shall she go,on the subject of the Mass ; and if this arch-sacrament ofthe Catholic Church be proved a scriptural perversion, arational absurdity

Cursed Once Each Year

Royal Maundy 1867

There is not a Protestant Christian in the United States, nor in the world, who is not publicly and solemnly denounced, as an accursed being, by the Roman Catholic church, and by each and every one of its members; but in addition to those curses, which I have enumerated, there is another more solemn; one which is annually pronounced against them, by the Pope of Rome, and by every bishop and priest in this country. It is known by the title of Bulla in cena Domini. The curse contained in this bull, is pronounced annually at Rome, by the Pope, on Thursday before Good Friday. It includes every living being who is not a Roman Catholic. All our president, congress, governors, magistrates, municipal authorities, officers of our navy and army, all our Protestant clergymen, whether Unitarians, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Baptists, or Methodists; and upon all these, without distinction, the Pope of Rome, dressed in his royal robes, invokes the curse of Heaven, once at least every year. Every priest in the Roman church is bound to do the same. It was a part of my own duty, and one which I never failed to discharge, until I protested against the doctrines of the Romish church. The Popish priests never deemed it prudent to pronounce this curse publicly?-in the United States, but while I was among them, we never omitted to do so privately, on the morning of Thursday before Good Friday. It commences with the following words on the part of the Pope:!!!!!

“We, therefore, following the ancient custom of our predecessors, of holy memory, do firstly—excommunicate and curse, in the name of Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and by the authority of St. Peter and St. Paul, and by our own authority, all Heretics, Hussites, Wiekliffites, Lutherans. Calvinists, Huguenots, Anabaptists, Trinitarians, and all apostates from the faith, and all who read their books,” &c, &c. This curse includes every soul in the United States, who is not a Roman Catholic. Will you, Americans give these men and their doctrines footing among you? Will they longer dare to curse you and your children with impunity?

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

Smiles on their Faces and Curses in their Hearts

British painters; with eighty examples of their work engraved on wood (1881) (14597655229)

Former priest William Hogan on the treatment of Protestants in Catholic countries in the 1800s:

Our commercial transactions with Spain, Portugal, South America, Mexico, and the neighboring Island of Cuba, enables many of our people to judge for themselves, and say what is now the condition of Protestants in those countries where Popery predominates. Can a Protestant worship God in those countries, according to the dictates of his own conscience? He cannot. They are all told by their priests, that a Protestant is a thing too unclean to worship God until he is first baptised and then shrived or confessed by their priests. A Protestant cannot even carry his Bible with him, into these countries. Many of my fellow-citizens, who may see this statement, will bear testimony to its truth. When a Protestant arrives at any port in a purely Catholic country, his trunks and his person are examined; and if a bible is found in them, or about him, it is taken from him. The ministers of his religion dare not accompany him, or if he does, his lips are sealed, under pain of a lingering death. Should sickness lay its heavy hand upon him, there is no minister to attend him, no Bible allowed him, from which he may quench his thirst for the waters of life. Should death visit him, there is no one to close the eyes of the lonely Protestant stranger. A good Roman Catholic would not touch the accursed heretic, and when dead he is not allowed the rights of Christian interment; he must be cast by the wayside, as suitable food for the hog, the dog, and the buzzard. How many a worthy American have I seen myself, in Cuba, cast away when dead, as you would a carrion, not even a coffin to cover him; and why all this? Because he was a heretic; because he did not believe in the supremacy of the Pope, and the infallibility of the Romish church; and yet those inhuman wretches, those libels upon religion and humanity, come among us, ask you for lands on which to build churches and pulpits, from which they curse you and your children; become citizens of your republic, inmates in your families, with smiles on their faces and curses in their hearts for you. Let not this language be deemed exaggeration. I have heard it, I have witnessed it, I have seen it. And yet Americans, heedlessly fancying themselves and their institutions secure, refuse these, their sworn enemies, and foes of their religion, nothing they ask for. Such is the listlessness and apathy of our people upon this subject, that, as far as I am acquainted, no appeal has ever been made to our government, to ask even for a modification of those barbarities, with which our Protestant citizens are treated, in Roman Catholic countries; nor has there been any effort made to alter our free constitution, so as to enable us to retaliate upon those Popish monsters, and obtain from the bloodthirsty cowards, at the point of the bayonet, those common privileges, which are almost among the necessary appurtenances of humanity, and which even a Pagan would scarcely deny to a fellow-being.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

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Crypto-Catholics and Christolics

Jean-Baptiste Oudry - Le loup et l'agneau

An interesting distinction from The Still Man:

A Crypto-Catholic is a Roman Catholic who hides his Catholic identity from those non-Catholics with whom he lives, works, and associates in order that wherever he is, he may always work in the interests of the Catholic Church unsuspected by his family, friends, and associates. Roman Catholic doctrine permits and even encourages Catholics to be Crypto-Catholics. Former Roman Catholic priest, Charles Chiniquy wrote, “The theologians of Rome have assured us that we may, and even that we must, conceal our faith” (Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, p. 77).

A Christolic is a person who has been raised or greatly influenced by a Crypto-Catholic, masquerading as a Christian, to the extent that his theology is essentially Roman Catholic, even though he has never been baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, or received formal instruction in Roman Catholic doctrine. Examples would be the children of a Crypto-Catholic parent or grandparent, or the congregation of a Crypto-Catholic pastor, masquerading as a Protestant.

Source and read more: http://www.thestillman.com/stillmanfiles/2016/12/are-there-crypto-catholics-in-your-family/

Death and Destruction of Heretics

Former priest William Hogan on the RCC’s approach to Protestant people and nations in the 1800s:

Errors of the Roman Catholic Church, or, Centuries of oppression, persecution and ruin (1899) (14593171030)A true Papist will stop at nothing to advance the power of the Pope, or the interest of the holy church. Heretics, by which the reader will understand all who do not belong to the Roman Catholic church, are to be destroyed, cost what it will. Death, and the destruction of heretics, is the watchword of Popery. Down with Protestant governments, kings, presidents, governors, judges, and all other civil and religious authorities, is the war-cry in Popish countries. They desire neither to live nor die with us. They refuse to be laid down in the same common earth with us. Need this be proved to Americans? One would suppose not. Our intercourse with Roman Catholic countries is such, at present, that there can be no longer any doubt of this fact.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

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Lord. Having thus put to death the father and one son, thebigoted monsters next determined to sacrifice the motherand the other son ; but before doing this, all arts were em-ployed to induce them to quit the faith, and embrace theerrors of popery. The mother, at length, induced by theirthreats and promises, abandoned the truth ; and was thenexhorted by the monks to convert her son, which she prom-ised to do; but upon his being admitted to her for thatpurpose, he remonstrated so earnestly with her on the sin-fulness and folly of her conduct, that she was convinced,and turned again to the Lord, beseeching him, with tears,to grant her strength to maintain the right. And she con-tinued ever after firm in the faith ; which so incensed thebigoted monks, that they adjudged her, with her son, tothe flames, as obstinate lieretics. Soon after, they were bound and brought to the place oftheir martyrdom; his mother having ascended the scaffold,cried to Martin, Come up, come up, my son. And as he [rest missing in original]

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Younc: Wife Perishing- with her Husband. Page 491. Thus we have taught the two parties in the State to countthe Catholics as something. Cardinal Wiseman. If the United States ever lose their liberty, it will bethrough the Romish Priesthood. George Washington. The Catholics hold the balance of power and they /illnot permit the politicians to forget that fact. (489) Catholic Review. FARTHER PERSECUTIONS. # 489 ?as speaking to the people, she said, Speak out Martin,hat it may appear to all that we do not die heretics.vlartin would have made a confession of his faith, but waslot suffered. His mother being bound to the stake, spaken the hearing of the spectators, We are Christians, andhat which we now suffer is not for murder nor theft, but)ecause we will believe no more than that which the word)f God teacheth us, both rejoicing that they were countedvorthy to suffer for the same. The fire being kindled, theehemency thereof did nothing to abate the fervency ofheir zeal, but they continued [rest missing in original]

Baptizing Protestant Children

Vicente Poveda Taufe in Assisi 1899

It is not generally known, nor perhaps suspected by Protestant parents, who employ Roman Catholic domestics, in nursing and taking care of their children, that these nurses are in the habit of taking their children privately to the houses of the priests, and bishops, and there getting them baptized according to the Roman Catholic ritual: I know this as a fact, within my own knowledge. When I officiated as a Roman Catholic priest, in Philadelphia, I baptized hundreds, I may say thousands of Protestant children, without the knowledge or consent of their parents, brought to me secretly by their Roman Catholic nurses; and I should have continued to do so till this day, had not the Lord in his mercy, been pleased to visit me, and show me the wiles, treachery, infamy, corruption, and intrigue of the church, of which the circumstance of birth and education caused me to be a member. It was usual with me in Philadelphia, in St. Margaret church, of which I was pastor, to have services every morning at seven o’clock; and often when I returned home, between eight and eleven, have I found three, four, and sometimes six and eight children, whose parents were Protestants, waiting for me, in the arms of their Roman Catholic nurses to be baptized. This is a common practice in every Protestant country, where there are Roman Catholic priests; but as far as my experience goes, it prevails to a greater extent in the United States than elsewhere; and I should not be in the least surprised, if at this time, in the city of Boston, nearly all the infants, nursed by Roman Catholic women, are baptized by their priests and bishops…

“14. Whoever shall say that baptized children of this kind, when they have grown up, are to be asked whether they wish to have that ratified which their sponsors promised in their name when they were baptized; and that when they reply that they are unwilling, they are to be left to their own choice; and that they are not in the meantime to be compelled by any other punishment, to a Christian life, except that they be prohibited the enjoyment of the Eucharist, and the other sacraments, until they repent; let him be accursed!”

This last canon, as the reader perceives, explains fully why Roman Catholics are so anxious for the baptism of Protestant children by their priests. It gives them the power of compelling those children, should they deem it expedient to do so, to profess the Catholic faith, and thereby strengthening her power. They try to alienate the children from the parents; or calculating upon that natural affection with which a parent clings to a child, they hope to bring over the parent also to the Catholic faith; or, failing in this, they hope to break up those alliances of blood which nature has established, and that community of interest and feeling, which society has sanctioned, and religion and nature have blessed, between parent and child.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

Spies For The Priests

Former priest William Hogan on further dangers of the confessional in the 1800s:

Grandville Cent Proverbes page185Judge you, Americans, what safety there is for your republic, while you support and sustain among you a sect numbering two millions, who are sworn to uphold such doctrines as the foregoing. The very domestics in your houses are spies for the priests. Nothing transpires under your own roofs which is not immediately known to the bishop or priest to whom your servants confess. But you may say, “The confessor will not reveal it.” Here you are partly right, and partly, mistaken; and it is proper to explain the course adopted by priests in such matters as confession.

If it be the interest of the church, that what is confessed should be made public, the priest tells the party to make it known to him, “out of the confessional,” and then he uses it to suit his own views; perhaps for the destruction of the reputation, or fortune, of the very man, or family, employing domestic. But it may be replied that Roman Catholics are good-natured people; that they are generous and industrious. Admitted: I will even go further; there is not a people in the world moreso. Nature has done much for them, especially those of them who are natives of Ireland; but the lack of a correct education has corrupted their hearts and imbittered their feelings; they are not to be trusted with the care or management of the animals of Protestant families.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments